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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by michaelf1478, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. michaelf1478

    michaelf1478 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Purchased these chicks today at local feed store, were sold to me as araucana. After alot of reading today I learned that I may have Easter eggers. Doesn't really matter to me because I'd have got them anyways, I'm just curious and don't want to go around saying I have araucana when I don't.[​IMG]
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Easter Eggers. Feed stores source their chicks from hatcheries. There is not a single hatchery that has true Araucana, they are only available from breeders. There are a handful of hatcheries that have true Ameraucana. The majority have misrepresented Easter Eggers.
    The easiest way to tell if you've got Easter Eggers is price and color/variety. If the chicks cost about the same as the other breeds being offered, they are Easter Eggers. Ameraucana and Araucana cost a lot more than the average chick. Also, if no color or variety is specified, they are Easter Eggers.
     
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  3. michaelf1478

    michaelf1478 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok that's what I was thinking after I did some reading today. Thank you for the info.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    They are very nice chicks regardless, hope you will post new photos when they have feathered out at about 6-8 weeks. I think they will be beautiful
     
  5. MaconMommy5

    MaconMommy5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you get them at minton?
     
  6. michaelf1478

    michaelf1478 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep. That's the exact spot
     
  7. MaconMommy5

    MaconMommy5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got mine there.. They said they use a local breeder since they're such a small feed and seed store. And mine look spot on to pictures of Araucuna chicks. They looked like yours at first, but now they're fluff balls with fluffy chipmunk cheeks. Lol.
     
  8. michaelf1478

    michaelf1478 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there anyway that I can tell for sure??
     
  9. MaconMommy5

    MaconMommy5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I may be wrong, But I believe it'll be easier as they age.
     
  10. michaelf1478

    michaelf1478 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol figures. I hate waiting. Probably need to get use to it with chickens though
     

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